What a day!
After Ruhmel upset Yount in a tight neck and neck foursome with Wes Yocum and Denny Barr also dueling it out, things just started to heat up. Bennett capitalized on Young’s mistake to pull off our second opening round upset, while top seeds Yount and favorite Beckwith exited early.
Spence dominated with long twisting drives throughout the day while the strong tomahawk of Ondush carved up many competitors. Rojas and Buck fought hard as the Yocum brothers, McIlhaney and Hartz continued to make noise taking out top competitors.
Denny Barr dominated the field late in the tourney but soon ran out of gas while facing the long arm of Zach Rex.
Ernst stayed true to form warding off a 69ft. tomahawk hole winner from Jesse Young to clinch his quarterfinal birth while Ondush fell in the next round on hole six to Barr.
So many long shots were made today, one could never predict who was next in line to dazzle the crowd. All in all it was a great tourney which found the heart of many competitors.
Till next year!